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Globalization and Engineering
September 1, 2005 Volume 35 Issue 3
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  • Thursday, September 1, 2005
    AuthorGeorge Bugliarello

    Editor’s Note

    Globalization is not a new phenomenon. Carthage, Rome, the Ottomans, sev-eral European powers, and mercantile city-states had multicontinental trading networks made possible by a combination of economic power, military power, and the latest technology. ...

  • Thursday, September 1, 2005
    AuthorMartin Kenney and Rafiq Dossani

    U.S. engineers are now in competition with low-wage engineers in developing countries.

    Engineering as a profession in the United States and other developed nations may soon face a crisis. As a result of sophisticated telecommunications and the digitization of ...

  • Thursday, September 1, 2005
    AuthorLamar Alexander

    The author outlines a national effort to ensure U.S. competitiveness in the global economy.

    This article is adapted from an address to the National Academy of Sciences on May 11, 2005.

    September 11th came as a big surprise to this country. We weren’t expecting what ...

  • Thursday, September 1, 2005
    AuthorRon Hira

    Engineers need better data and government help to “adjust” to offshoring.

    Many companies are transferring tasks and jobs that have traditionally been done by American engineers to lower cost countries where engineers earn as little as 10 percent of the salaries Americans ...

  • Thursday, September 1, 2005
    AuthorWm. A. Wulf

    The United States is trading the long-term health of U.S. research and education for the appearance of short-term security.

    I assume that all of you have read or heard a discussion of Tom Friedman’s book (2005), The World Is Flat. But just in case, I’ll restate ...